This Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole is so delicious. Heating up leftovers is such a pain, but this casserole makes it easy and doesn’t taste dried out.
What can I make with Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers?
I came up with this Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole when trying to figure out what to do with all of our Thanksgiving leftovers last year. It turned out so good! Why didn’t I think of this before? Heating up leftovers separately in the microwave can take forever. This Thanksgiving Dinner Leftover is so easy because it all cooks at the same time. This recipe can easily be modified according to how much of each leftover you have. The amounts can vary and it will taste just as good. You can also adapt the ingredients you use in the casserole to fit your preferences, tastes, and what you have left over in the fridge from Thanksgiving Dinner.
I like using my leftovers from Thanksgiving this way because it will feed my family for another meal or two. Serve it with some leftover rolls and it is a hot meal with all of the wonderful tastes of Thanksgiving all over again. It is delicious and economical! I hate to see any of the dishes I make for Thanksgiving to go to waste. It takes a lot of time, energy, and money to put on a Thanksgiving dinner and throwing any of it out is not an option at my house!
Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches
If you still have leftovers after making this casserole, there is another delicious idea for leftovers that my family loves. We call them Pilgrim Sandwiches or “Bobbies” because that is what they are called at Capriotti’s – one of our favorite sandwich shops. The ingredients are used straight from the fridge, so the sandwich is cold. If you prefer to heat the ingredients or broil the sandwich, that is good too. Oh man, is it ever good! See the recipe here.
This Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole and the Pilgrim Sandwiches are good as the ingredients that go into them. In my opinion, the stuffing you use is key! The stuffing that comes in a box will work in either of these dishes, but homemade stuffing really is the best. Our Cranberry Sausage Stuffing is phenomenal! It has a delicious blend of seasonings, fruit (apples and dried cranberries), vegetables (onions and celery), and sage sausage in stuffing is a must!
How to Make Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
- Combine turkey and cranberry sauce and spread evenly on the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish.
- Evenly press on leftover mashed potatoes and sprinkle corn over the top.
- Mix together milk and leftover gravy and spread evenly over potatoes and corn.
- Sprinkle on leftover stuffing and lightly drizzle chicken broth over the top (this will keep the stuffing from drying out).
- Cover with tin foil and bake at 400-degrees for appx. 35-40 minutes or until heated through.